Laurie Halse Anderson: SHOUT
Join us for a special evening with New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, in celebrating the release of her new book, SHOUT. Anderson will be joined in conversation by a special guest, to be announced. This event is ticketed; please see below for important information about entry.
Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. In 1999, her groundbreaking, award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, she reveals her personal history as a rape survivor in a searing poetic memoir, SHOUT.
In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she has never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, devastating and triumphant, SHOUT is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts.
Laurie will be in conversation with Madeline Miller, author of the New York Times bestseller Circe, which has won numerous awards and appeared on multiple best book of the year lists.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ADMITTANCE AND SIGNING:
*Please note that this event is for mature audiences only; children under 13 will not be admitted.
*Tickets are required to attend.
*Student tickets will only be honored with presentation of a current student ID; these will be checked at the door.
*To enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of SHOUT via Children's Book World.
*SHOUT and other titles by Laurie Halse Anderson will be available for purchase at the event.
*You are welcome to bring ONE book from home to be signed.
*Laurie will personalize each copy of SHOUT after the event.
*Laurie will be happy to have photos taken with attendees.
PRAISE FOR SHOUT:
A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body, and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening. Booklist, starred review
Powerful . . . Alternately raw and lyrical. Publishers Weekly, starred review
An important book for the #MeToo movement. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.
In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing. She is a member of RAINN's National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter at @halseanderson, Instagram at halseanderson, Facebook at writerlady, and Pinterest at halseanderson or by visiting her website, madwomanintheforest.com.
Rotwitt Theater At McShain Performing Arts Center, Rosemont College (View)
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
|Minimum Age: 13|
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